The long-anticipated reworking of the nation's terror alert system gets its formal introduction today when Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announces that the five color codes used since the early years of the George W. Bush administration are being replaced by two phrases:
-- Elevated Threat: which "warns of a credible terrorist threat against the United States."
One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were killed and the worst oil spill in U.S. history took months to contain.
High school senior Tara Frey doesn't have to worry about anyone else showing up to prom wearing the same dress. Unless another mom happened to weave one out of Starburst wrappers. The dress took six years and countless bags of the candy to complete.
They're not exactly sexy. You won't come away after reading them feeling like you're James Bond.
And you'll need some milk.
But it is fascinating that the Central Intelligence Agency has "declassified the United States Government's six oldest classified documents, dating from 1917 and 1918," it says.
Schools across Malaysia are assessing students on their weight. It's part of a government plan to curb obesity. Students could potentially see an "O" for obesity on their report card.